Health Services Administration Specialist

Program Director L. Friedman


The Health Services Administration Specialist degree program will develop leaders who possess the values, knowledge, and skills to achieve optimal delivery of healthcare. The degree is designed for individuals who have earned a post-baccalaureate degree and wish to either change careers by gaining knowledge and skills in health services administration or to upgrade their formal knowledge and skills in healthcare administration to include the latest advancements in the field.

Applicants must hold a post-baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university.

Course Requirements

All Health Services Administration Specialist degree candidates complete 30 graduate credits of approved coursework.

  1. Thirty graduate credits are required.  The Specialist has one required course: HSML 6270 Research-Health Services Admin (Independent Study).  All other courses are chosen in consultation with the program director.
  2. The program director must pre-approve all course selections and sequencing by developing a “program of study” with the student prior to initial registration.  Specialist candidates must meet with the program director each semester before registration; all changes to the program of study must be approved.
  3. The program director may approve up to eight graduate credits that have not been applied to a previous graduate degree as transfer credit into the Specialist degree program. Course(s) must be relevant to the Specialist degree; credit must have been earned from an accredited institution within the past three years with a grade of B, or better.
  4. Grade Point Requirement: A 3.0 (B average) overall grade point average, or better, is required.
  5. Time Limit Requirement: The degree must be completed within four years.

Program Requirements

Required course:
HSML 6270Research-Health Services Admin
HSML courses that may be taken for the specialist:
PUBH 6004Environmental and Occupational Health in a Sustainable World
HSML 6202Intro/Health Services Delivery
HSML 6203Introduction to Health Management
HSML 6204Quality&PerformanceImprovement
HSML 6206QuanMethds&Epid/HealthServices
HSML 6207HealthServicesInfoApplications
HSML 6208Medical Informatics
HSML 6209Health Services Finance
HSML 6210Hlth Serv Financl Applications
HSML 6211Health Economics
HSML 6212CommunityHealth Mgt & Advocacy
HSML 6213Health Services, Marketing & Planning
HSML 6215Health Law for Managers
HSML 6216HumanResourcesMgt&OrgBehavior
HSML 6218Sem-HlthServicesMgt&Leadership
HSML 6231Management-Acute Care Hospital
HSML 6236Aging&Disability:Needs&Srvcs
HSML 6237Managing/SkilledNursngFacility
HSML 6238Ambulatory Care Management
HSML 6244SupplyChainMgt/HealthServices
HSML 6245Disaster Management for Healthcare Organizations
HSML 6246Service Line & Project Mgt
HSML 6247Consulting in Health Care
HSML 6285Readings-Health Services Mgt
HSML 6286Readings-Health Services Mgt
HSML 6299Topics in HSML